Gayest Election Evar! The Gay and Lesbian victory fund says 106 openly gay politicians were voted into office this week—the most ever.
China's Loves/Hates Artists: The case of newly-arrested artist Ai Weiwei shows how China alternately encourages artists and beats them within an inch of their lives.
Here: Be Disturbed. New video reveals Abu Ghraib interrogation techniques.
Another iPod Worker Dead: There's been another suicide at the Foxconn plant that makes goods for Apple.
Man Boards Plane With Amazing Disguise: A Chinese refugee snuck his way onto a Canada-bound plane by donning an old white man disguise.
Back from the Dead! Michael Jackson has a new album!
Slap on the Wrist: City Council scales back discipline for police officer caught having sex with an on-duty cop.
Election Update! The historical society levy and fire bond have now both definitely passed.
Get the best of the Mercury each week in your inbox!